First-time oral bisphosphonate users are at higher risk for developing uveitis and scleritis.
Osteoporosis affects approximately 10 million Americans, and another 40 million are at risk for the bone disorder. One in two women and one in four men age 50 years and older will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime, with estimated health-care costs totaling approximately $14 billion each year. These numbers are expected to increase…
Ruling out pes planus can help avoid unnecessary prescriptions and referrals.
A patient presents to the emergency department complaining of pain that originated over the distal tip of the digit.
Tenderness over the hypothenar eminence, swelling and limited flexion also suggest fracture.
Inappropriate screening could lead to improper osteoporosis management.